If you were still skeptical of the dominance of smartphone cameras in the world of modern photography, Huawei is here to dispel all doubts. Last week, the global tech brand launched the new Huawei P30 series, comprising the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones. The pair boast a gorgeous exterior — both are fronted by an expansive Dewdrop display and come in beautiful gradient finishes like Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal and Aurora, on top of classic Black — but it's what's inside the smartphones that will truly take your breath away.
As the follow-up to the acclaimed P20 Series, the Huawei P30 Series is packed with an array of new camera features that will make even purist photographers swoon. (We would know; the cover of our April issue was shot on a Huawei P30 Pro!) Below, we list down 5 of them that are going to bring your photography game to a whole new level:
Even before we get down to the nitty-gritty details, the Huawei P30 Pro packs a punch with the all-new Leica Quad Camera System. That's right, quad. This includes an incredible 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera and a 32MP front camera (because flawless selfies are a top priority, of course). With its many in-built cameras, we can't think of any moment or view that the Huawei P30 Pro won't be able to capture easily — and impressively.
Speaking of not missing a moment, you can now say goodbye to dark, poorly-lit images with figures you can hardly make out anymore. That's thanks to the new SuperSpectrum Sensor, which allows photos taken in the dark to be illuminated with up to 40% increased light. On the Huawei P30 Pro, the sensor is even more advanced with a sensitivity of up to ISO 409,600. In other words, you'll never have to worry about losing the memories you made at candlelit dinners, outdoor campfires or your favourite nightclubs.
The Huawei P30 Series boasts yet another super feature, the SuperZoom lens, which does exactly what you think. Within the slim P30 smartphones, Huawei has added a new, nifty periscope telephoto lens that allows you to magnify important details on the camera without sacrificing image quality. The SuperZoom Lens offers up to 5 times optical zoom, 10 times hybrid zoom and even 50 times digital zoom — you know, for if you ever want to take a closer look at the moon.
While the SuperZoom lens makes the details that matter extra sharp, the new Time of Flight (TOF) camera lets you blur out those that don't. The camera, which is exclusive to the P30 Pro, precisely measures the depth of field and allows you to focus on a certain subject (down to their hair strands), while rendering everything else with a professional-level bokeh — not much different from the kind you've seen on Leica photographs.
Finally, the cherry on top: the Dual-View mode. This is sure to be a handy feature for Youtubers or anyone looking to up their game on their Instagram stories. In Dual-View mode, you can record from both of the rear cameras at the same time, allowing you to capture an ultra-wide angle clip and a close-up video of a moment. Talk about different perspectives.
The Huawei P30 Series will be available from Saturday, 6 April, at all Huawei Concept Stores, local telecommunication operators, selected consumer electronic stores, authorised mobile retailers and selected online marketplaces, with prices starting at $998 (Huawei P30) and S$1,398 (Huawei P30 Pro).
If you make a purchase at VivoCity, Central Court Level 1 this weekend, you'll also get to receive a premium gift set worth up $470, while stocks last.
Alternatively, if you can't wait, pre-orders are currently available online through local telecommunication operators and at the Huawei Official Store with Lazada. What's more, a limited-edition, upsized variant of the Huawei P30 Pro with 512GB storage will also be on sale exclusively for Lazada shoppers.
Find out more at consumer.huawei.com/sg.